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1. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state.

Antonyms

  • miss

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Catch Up

  • closeup
  • strupp
  • trupp
  • stupp
  • schrupp
  • schlup
  • lay-up
  • krupp
  • grupp
  • yup
  • sup
  • shupp
  • schupp
  • ruppe
  • rupp
  • pup
  • knupp
  • hupp
  • cupp
  • cup
  • chupp
  • bupp
  • upp

2. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily.

Synonyms

  • pick up
  • perceive

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • louden
  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

3. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot.

Synonyms

  • hit

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • disesteem

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

4. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of.

Synonyms

  • harpoon
  • seize
  • clutch
  • fish
  • net
  • intercept
  • take hold of
  • hook
  • grab
  • nett
  • stop

Antonyms

  • spiritualize
  • enjoy
  • suffer
  • keep quiet

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

5. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • clutch
  • recapture
  • lasso
  • rope
  • get
  • capture
  • retake

Antonyms

  • activity
  • action
  • activeness
  • beginning

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

6. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] to hook or entangle.

Synonyms

  • attach
  • hitch

Antonyms

  • unhitch
  • attack
  • unrestraint

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

7. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] attract and fix.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • pull
  • pull in
  • get
  • arrest
  • attract

Antonyms

  • unfold
  • incomprehension
  • fearlessness
  • unfurl

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

8. catch

verb. ['ˈkætʃ'] capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping.

Synonyms

  • run
  • snare
  • batfowl
  • entrap
  • rat
  • track down
  • hunt
  • trammel
  • hunt down
  • trap
  • get
  • frog
  • capture
  • ensnare
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • lower
  • deteriorate
  • worsen
  • untie

Etymology

  • cacchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cachier (Anglo-Norman)

9. up

adverb. ['ˈʌp'] spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position.

Synonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly

Antonyms

  • downwards
  • downwardly
  • downward

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. up

adjective. ['ˈʌp'] being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level.

Synonyms

  • leading
  • risen
  • upfield
  • ahead
  • in the lead
  • dormie
  • heavenward
  • sprouted
  • aweigh
  • ascending
  • upward
  • dormy
  • upbound
  • high

Antonyms

  • down
  • low
  • fragrant
  • sober

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word catch-up


1. Noun Phrase
“You want to avoid the foot striking in front of the body because the body then has to catch up with that leg."

2. Noun Phrase
Another way to enjoy working out is to catch up on your favorite television shows or read a good book while on the treadmill or stationary bike.

3. Noun Phrase
Homeowners have a specified amount of time -- typically three months -- to catch up on all overdue payments and associated fees.

4. Noun Phrase
Economic growth has exploded in Angola in the recovery period since the civil war, but infrastructure, socioeconomic conditions and some tourist facilities are still trying to catch up.

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